February 17, 2019
Theme: With A Little Help From My Friends
Co-Hosts: Sean Harkness, Marcus Simeone & Lina Koutrakos
SALON is an ongoing open entertainment event in which singers, writers and musicians share their talent with each other and audience members. Doors open at 7pm for sign-up. We begin at 7:30, take a 15-minute break around 9pm and end at 10:30. If you would like to sign up to perform, see one the evening’s ‘Mamettes’ to fill out a card with your name, the name of your song, whether or not Mark will be playing for you and any upcoming events you’d like to promote. We do not present performers in order of sign-up, however, indicating requests as clearly and as early as possible as far as time restraints are concerned always makes everything much more possible. ALWAYS BRING SEVERAL SONG SELECTIONS to avoid duplication. All types of material, on or off theme are always welcome at Salon. We enthusiastically welcome instrumentalists, poets, playwrights, essayists, comics, illusionists and performance artists. Please limit your selections to three or four minutes in length (including patter). Please also bring clear, complete charts for Mark to read. Flash photography is not allowed. Please turn off all noise making devices and give performers your undivided attention.
$10.00 cover charge (cash at the door) and a $15 food/beverage minimum (cash or credit).
Videography available for an additional fee.
Approximate running time: 3 hours
Seating and Sign-Up from 7pm
“Not only is Dan’s show hilarious and astute in the witnessing of the evolution on NYC, it is a master class in the art of the creation and execution of multiple characterization solo plays. Go!” David Drake, (OBIE Award-winning & writer, “The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me.”)
“One of the best solo performances I’ve ever seen…get a ticket!” broadwayradio.com
“A tour-de-force black comedy!” QLife, Los Angeles
“Highly impressed by the alternately hilarious and despondent Dan Ruth in “A Life Behind Bars.”
Brad Schrieber of Huffington Post
“Drawing from years of tending bar in Big Apple watering holes, Ruth transforms himself into 18 bleary bar denizens, one of whom is Ruth himself, bar towel on shoulder and standing squarely at the center of this whirling, boozy world. An actor of immense talent…profane, captivating and masterful.” Richmond Times Dispatch
“A Master Storyteller!” My Haunt Life, Los Angeles
“This is not simply a journey of redemption, it’s a renewal of the spirit…humorous and captivating.” nohoartsdistrict.com
“Crawl into the gutter…a depiction of life in the service business that any bartender [patron] can relate to.”
“A funny, wet-your-pants show, with an outstanding performer and a comical but powerful message.” Theater Pizzazz
‘A gifted writer and an actor of impressive dramatic and comedic strength.” bistroawards.com
“So fine tuned…His observations and impressions so nuanced and laugh-out-loud funny…spiked with the darkest humor, often at breakneck speed. [Ruth] delivers laughs galore.” BlogCritics.com